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Installing the Virtual Appliance in OpenStack

Installing the Virtual Appliance in OpenStack

Cloud Application Manager can run as a virtual appliance in your OpenStack private cloud in Grizzly or Havana. Here are the requirements, high-level steps, and a video that shows how to install the appliance.

In this article:

  • OpenStack Requirements
  • Installing the Appliance in OpenStack
  • Next Steps

OpenStack Requirements

Cloud Application Manager requires the following OpenStack services:

  • Identity Service (Keystone)
  • Compute (Nova)
  • Image (Glance)
  • Networking (Nova-net or Neutron). This is optional.
  • Block storage (Cinder). Optional, unless you want to add volume storage to the Cloud Application Manager appliance VM.

Installing the Appliance in OpenStack

Follow the video for detailed help.

Steps

  1. Create a flavor with these attributes:

    • 2 VCPUs
    • 2048 MB RAM
    • 100 GB root disk
  2. Create an image of the appliance. Under Image Location, paste the appliance image download link you got from support. The appliance image is in QCOW2 compressed format.

  3. Launch an instance of Cloud Application Manager from the appliance image and flavor.

Next Steps

Contacting Cloud Application Manager Support

We’re sorry you’re having an issue in Cloud Application Manager. Please review the troubleshooting tips, or contact Cloud Application Manager support with details and screenshots where possible.

For issues related to API calls, send the request body along with details related to the issue.

In the case of a box error, share the box in the workspace that your organization and Cloud Application Manager can access and attach the logs.

  • Linux: SSH and locate the log at /var/log/elasticbox/elasticbox-agent.log
  • Windows: RDP into the instance to locate the log at ProgramDataElasticBoxLogselasticbox-agent.log